Back in October 2015 I woke up feeling swimmy headed. I developed a awful forehead headache that eased when I closed my eyes. My vision became blurry and I found I couldn’t read writing at various distances, even the massive prices on the front of petrol forecourts were blurred and shimmering. At this time I was very fatigued and used a computer for 16 hours every day for a while, so instantly assumed it was just eyestrain. When I went to supermarkets it was so bright and shimmering, and the end of aisles looked curved and bent. I couldn’t read price labels and when I tried to read the small print on food packaging, such as ingredients, I found I felt sick and it was like my eyes felt they were darting all over the place trying to lock on. When I sat in chairs I felt motion sick, and I couldn’t look at any computer screen as it made me feel ill. Driving in a car was fine but when the car stopped I would get a rush of queasy dizzy sickness hit me for 60 seconds. I felt light headed and dizzy (non-vertigo) all the time, but especially when moving. I found when I walked things bounced and swung side to side, especially things further away. I found it hard for my eyes to differentiate between things moving and those staying still, if they were in the same visual field (for instance clouds passing by the moon, the moon would move along with the clouds in my vision). Everything I looked at, even if I was stock still, would move slightly, mainly right to left but also hovering and floating, as though I was stood on the deck of a docked boat and looking at everything on the nearby shore. Also some things would shake left to right quickly. On the 2nd month my awful forehead headache changed to a hungover style feeling headache. In total my bad headaches lasted 2 months, but everything else has stuck with me, except now that supermarkets don’t look as bright, and things are slightly less blurred than at the start, but my focus is still not right and I now need glasses. I constantly feel visually sick and dizzy, by this I mean my eyes feel sick. Thankfully I also don’t get that rush of sickness happen when a car stops now. My bouncing vision differs daily, today I went for a walk and it wasn’t too bad, but that never lasts.
What in the world is going on with me ? I thought it would just go, and I saw optometrists who couldn’t see anything wrong with my eyes. I went through a few months of dry eye treatment as I was desperate to try anything. Also tried prism glasses. I am finally going to a GP on the 2nd February and I hope I can start to get this fixed. I was 34 stone back when this began and thought maybe it was weight related, but I am now 24 stone and no change other than the first 2 months. I know I am still huge but if it was weight related I would have thought it would have eased a lot by losing 10 stone.
Any ideas ? I am posting here as I found this place via Google for similar symptoms to me. I think this is the only health forum where things sound similar to what I have.
Thanks all !!